Happy late birthday to the late John F. Callahan (February 2, 1946- February 18, 2013)
“Sonja Henie (8 April 1912- 12 October 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a 3-time Olympic champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in women’s singles, a 10-time World Champion (1927-1936) and a 6-time European Champion (1931-1936). Henie has won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies’ figure skater. AT the height of her acting career, she was one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood and starred in a series of box-office hits, including “Thin Ice” (1937), “Happy Landing”, “My Luck Star” (1938), “Second Fiddle” (1939), and “Sun Valley Serenade” (1941)” (Wikipedia).
Since John F. Callahan, (from whom I inherited and recently unearthed this set of 18 8” x 10”, double-sided, hole-punched collectable movie-star-publicity-swag items of which this is #15 in a series of posts there upon) and I were/ are both Gay, we were/ are therefore official “Friends of Judy” (i.e., Judy Garland). Ms. G was born June 10, 1922, died June 22, 1969. Whereas grief from Ms. G’s untimely demise is partially credited to the Stonewall Inn Uprising on June 28 of the same year, Ms. H’s passing, a mere 3 months later, had no similar effect on the body politic. Today she languishes in obscurity.
Tip for all aspiring celebrities desiring long lasting fame: Become a Gay Icon.